It happens to me every year. Something feels all Christmasy and makes me all cheery and bright, and then it goes away.
I'm just not feelin' it right now if I'm being honest. Not a single gift is wrapped. My Christmas cards are sitting on my kitchen table, still needing to be stuffed and addressed. I've not made a single Christmas cookie yet. Not a single fancy holiday drink. I'm playing Christmas music trying to convince myself it's!Christmas!already! but I'm just having a hard time.
I wrote a similar post last year. So perhaps this is my trend or something.
I'm hoping that next year, the excitement from my little girl who will understand what Christmas is a bit more will help my spirits. Right?...right?
Because this year, I'm not really sure she has a clue what's going on other than the fact she thinks anything with lights on it is "Ohhh pretty", and squeals with delight. Maybe she'll be into present opening, who knows.
So this week. I'm giving myself this week to get fully in the The Mood. It seems hopeless right now, but if I don't try, it's my own fault.
...I will address those cards.
...We will go Christmas caroling at the local nursing home.
...I will continue to blast my Christmas music.
...We will wrap a present or two
hundred(what? we have big family's).
...We will drive around and look at lights if only to hear the Ooh's and ahh's from the back seat.
There's still time, right?
So excuse me while I gorge myself with christmas cookies and watch cheesy holiday flicks...it's all in efforts to get in the spirit after all.